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Why do people use ski bindings?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

Why not just nail your boot to the ski or used a snowblade type binding? Why do you make sure your bindings are set up right for you? It's not like bindings eliminate fractures and torn ligaments.

 

Why risk pre releasing?

post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 

Why buy a car with airbags? It's not like they are guaranteed to save your life or anything. There is even a chance they could damage you further. Do you really think they would help you if you got sandwiched between two semis?

 

Why risk it?

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

Why get an cat scan? Sure there is a chance they save your life by finding something, but they expose you to nasty radiation.

 

Do you really want to take the chance?


Edited by karpiel - 4/23/2009 at 07:31 am GMT
post #4 of 21

What's up?  Anything biting?

 

Wha'ca usin' for bait?

 

post #5 of 21

Dude, I hate to break it to you, but MRI does not expose you to nasty radiation... Cat scan does, MRI does not.

post #6 of 21

 

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Why not just nail your boot to the ski

At least for me, it's a little bit uncomfortable to take boots off and walk just in socks on snow every time when entering gondola. People on my favorite skiing places never really liked my idea of going to gondola with skis on.

If I would be skiing only there where they have just t-bars or chair lifts, then this could be perfectly possible option. And of course if bars next to course would server beer outside, so I wouldn't need to walk in to order beer :D

post #7 of 21
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Dude, I hate to break it to you, but MRI does not expose you to nasty radiation... Cat scan does, MRI does not.

 

Thanks, I'm an idiot, fixed it.

 

Thought I would add this quote from 2004.

 

 

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This debate is old.

If you don't want to wear a helmet don't.

If making up excuses that wearing one causes more injuries because of risk taking helps the non-helmet wearers sleep better so be it.

My head will be protected.

 


Edited by karpiel - 4/23/2009 at 07:55 am GMT
post #8 of 21

I started using ski bindings when I couldn't get Duck Tape the right colour to match my boots.

I had a cat scan cause I needed proof that it had eaten my pet mouse.

And I thought that an MRI was a dyslexic Soviet space program.

post #9 of 21

"Vahchayoozin? Dalindyrik?" 

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What's up?  Anything biting?

 

Wha'ca usin' for bait?

 

 

post #10 of 21

Why use nails? Screws will hold much better.  

post #11 of 21

Readers of this thread might find this article by Seth Masia on The First Release Bindings of interest, as well as this informative piece from our own binding mavens here at EpicSki. This infomercial is brought to you by Sondre Norheim's House of Lefse.

post #12 of 21

I wish I had the option to get high performance tires on my new car instead of an airbag.

 

 

 

 

 

post #13 of 21

That might actually be useful...and therefore of no interest to the general public

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I wish I had the option to get high performance tires on my new car instead of an airbag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #14 of 21
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I wish I had the option to get high performance tires on my new car instead of an airbag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish the driving test was made a LOT harder.

 

My sisters test was drving around a block one time, no stop signs, no traffic, no parking, no signaling.

 

 

They are too interested in advertising 2 more MPG with crap tires then making people safe.

post #15 of 21

 

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Why buy a car with airbags? It's not like they are guaranteed to save your life or anything. There is even a chance they could damage you further. Do you really think they would help you if you got sandwiched between two semis?

 

Why risk it?


Cars are coffins.

post #16 of 21

What about the old leather straps with buckles? Surely, there's a smaller carbon footprint when you compare all the steel and molded plastic that gets used. Plus, I'd never have to take off my Sorels...

post #17 of 21
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What about the old leather straps with buckles? Surely, there's a smaller carbon footprint when you compare all the steel and molded plastic that gets used. Plus, I'd never have to take off my Sorels...

 

Sadly, most would see the metal and plastic as being more earth friendly, green, more animal friendly or whatever you want to call it.

post #18 of 21

We have to use bindings, there are not enough inflatable casts for all of us, and the nurses hate to use the plaster anymore, bad for the nail polish.

 

Where is the lefsa?

post #19 of 21

 

I tried C clamps one time but they fell off after a few turns.

post #20 of 21

For some ski racers I have pondered the same question.   In their cases I guess its simply because they need a way to walk around prior to getting on the skis...if not for that I don't doubt that some racers would simply bolt their skis to the boots.

post #21 of 21

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I wish I had the option to get high performance tires on my new car instead of an airbag.

Of course you have such an option.  Mine came with high performance summer tires that are actually quite decent.  Also came with four airbags and two pretensioners, for a total of six bombs.

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